[Python-Dev] Rethinking intern() and its data structure
greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Fri Apr 10 03:01:26 CEST 2009
John Arbash Meinel wrote:
> And when you look at the intern function, it doesn't use
> setdefault logic, it actually does a get() followed by a set(), which
> means the cost of interning is 1-2 lookups depending on likelyhood, etc.
Keep in mind that intern() is called fairly rarely, mostly
only at module load time. It may not be worth attempting
to speed it up.
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